Payment Services

Payment Services is responsible for the timely recording of UofA expense transactions and issuing payment to suppliers, to other institutions, organizations or entities, and to non-employees.

A summary of the transactions processed by Payments Services is listed below. See Payment Procedure (Accounts Payable) for further information regarding processing details for each transaction type, payment terms, payment methods, withholding tax, corrections and WCB Assessments.

Please contact customerservice@sms.ualberta.ca for all questions relating to invoices, payments and corrections.

 

Type of Transaction

Value

Payment Process

Invoice Required

Purchase Order:

SupplyNet PO

< $25,000

Invoice must be received online by the Requester; then invoice matching the PO is automatically approved for payment.

Yes

=/> $25,000

Invoice must be received online by the Requester; then invoice matching the PO is routed online to budget owner for approval.

Yes

 Direct Pay Invoices:

To pay for transactions that do not typically warrant a Purchase Order and cannot be paid by PCard.

 

Example: Membership; Conference registration; Catering; Permit/Licence application fee; Utility.

 

 

 Any value Budget owner must approve paper invoice (printed name and signature); indicate "Direct Pay", speed code, account, then send invoice via campus mail to Payment Services.  Yes
Preferred Supplier Agreement:

To pay invoices for only the preferred supplier agreements listed on SMS' website, where SupplyNet orders are not used.   <$25,000 Invoice with Contract # and Speed Code/Account is automatically approved for payment.  Yes
 =/> $25,000 Budget owner must approve the paper invoice (printed name and signature); indicated Contract #, speed code, account, then return to Payment Services via campus mail.  Yes

Payment Request:


 
Donation, Research Grant or Royalty

Any value

 

Any Donation, Research Grant or Royalty transaction with or without an invoice, requires a Payment Request form to be completed and approved by the budget owner.

Additional authorizing signatures may be required.

Refer to the Gift Expenditure Procedure for donation limits.

No

Any type of payment without an invoice or where an invoice is not typically issued to the University.

Examples: Refund, External Transfer, Shared Project transfer.

Any value

Payment Request form must be completed and approved by the budget owner. Appropriate supporting documentation (i.e. agreement) is attached.

No

 Non-Employee Reimbursement: Travel and/or incidental out-of-pocket expenses incurred by the visitors, guests or students.  Any value

Non-Employee Reimbursement form is approved by the budget owner (and independent reviewer if applicable). 

Receipts are attached.

 No